L.A. Noire is undoubtedly one of the most important games in video game history. Its release is significant as it marks the point at which the line between cinema and games blurs. Some would argue that Heavy Rain did a lot to meld the two and, being released in 2010, beat L.A. Noire to the punch. This is true, but it didn’t go far enough. L.A. Noire’s film noire ambiance and unique style of play make it the first game to truly straddle the threshold.
But... is that a good thing? I am not so sure.